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America’s Leading Companies are Coming Together on Sept. 20 for the D.C. Opportunity Fair in an Ongoing National Initiative to Connect Youth to Jobs

An estimated 4.9 million young Americans ages 16-24 are not in school or employed, including nearly 10 percent of young adults in the Washington, D.C., area . In response, a coalition of more than 50 top U.S. companies, called the 100,000 Opportunities Initiative™, today announced plans to expand its national youth hiring effort to the nation’s capital. They will launch their work in Washington with a day-long job and resource fair on September 20 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, kicking off a long-term effort to connect local youth to jobs.

Whiskey Charlie Announces Its October Opening At The Wharf

Hoffman-Madison Waterfront (HMW), the master developer of the $2.5 billion, world-class mixed use waterfront neighborhood The Wharf, announces the October 2017 opening of its rooftop bar and lounge, Whiskey Charlie. Located along the Southwest Waterfront, Whiskey Charlie will sit atop the newly constructed Canopy by Hilton Washington DC | The Wharf hotel and boasts spectacular views of the Washington Channel, as well as DC’s iconic monument and memorials.

PM Hotel Group And The Buccini/pollin Group Hold Topping Off Ceremony For Canopy By Hilton Portland Pearl District In Ore.

Officials of PM Hotel Group, a leading, national hotel management company, and The Buccini/Pollin Group, a privately-held, full-service real estate acquisition, development and management company (BPG), today completed the topping off of the 153-room Canopy by Hilton Portland Pearl District. To commemorate the occasion, the hotel hosted a unique mosaic tile signing ceremony.

Hilton & Travel and Transport, Inc. Integrate Apps for a Hotel Industry-First Partnership

You are on the last leg of a nonstop business trip and the questions are mounting: Can I check in online and choose a room close to the gym? Will I be able to use Digital Key? Do I have enough points to upgrade? Hilton (NYSE: HLT) and Travel and Transport, Inc. have partnered to answer those questions and more, easing some of the challenges that can make business travel stressful. The integration, a first in the hotel industry, provides Travel and Transport clients with the ability to easily access and adjust their Hilton hotel details from one, central mobile application.

Time Inc.’s Sports Illustrated Play And Hilton Team Up To Make Youth Sports Tournament Travel Easier

In an industry first, Hilton (NYSE: HLT) and Time Inc.’s (NYSE: TIME) Sports Illustrated PlayTM (SI PlayTM) are teaming up to make travel easier and more enjoyable for kids, parents, coaches and tournament directors across the country with the introduction of Tourney StayTM. The new service utilizes SI Play’s Tourney Machine TM platform and Hilton’s network of properties to streamline the process of youth sports tournament travel for millions of families.

Chris Nassetta Celebrated As A Highest Rated CEO On Glassdoor

Glassdoor has recognized Christopher J. Nassetta, president and CEO of Hilton, with a 2017 Employees’ Choice Award for being one of the Highest Rated CEOs. Nassetta ranks 49th on the list of 100 CEOs of large U.S. companies, with an approval rating of 93 percent based on Hilton Team Members reviews on the job site.

Hilton Recognizes Lifetime Achievement and Top Franchise Owners in U.S. and Canada

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today announced the winners of its 2016 Development Awards, recognizing owners from the United States (U.S.) and Canada across six categories, including Lifetime Achievement, Multi-Brand Developer of the Year, New Developer of the Year, Developer of the Year, New Build/Adaptive Reuse of the Year and Conversion of the Year.

Hilton Completes Request for Proposal Process for Hilton Honors Co-Brand Credit Cards

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today announced that American Express (NYSE: AXP) has been selected as the exclusive issuer for Hilton Honors co-branded credit cards in the United States, beginning January 1, 2018. The announcement follows a comprehensive and competitive bidding process aimed at creating long-term value for both companies, hotel owners, guests and Hilton Honors members. The terms of the new multi-year partnership remain confidential.

Hilton Launches Revolutionary New Guest Room, Five Feet to Fitness™

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) has unveiled Five Feet to Fitness, an in-room wellness concept that brings over eleven different fitness equipment and accessory options into the hotel room. The new room category makes it more convenient than ever for road warriors, exercise enthusiasts, and those who prefer to workout in private to maintain their routines while staying with Hilton. The rooms are part of Hilton’s innovation efforts to modernize the hospitality fitness experience and make it more inclusive for all by redeveloping fitness centers and offering fresh fitness concepts tailored to the hotel’s location and regular guests.

Hilton Opens the First-Ever Tru by Hilton – Its 5,000th Property

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today celebrated the grand opening of the first-ever Tru by Hilton – the company’s 5,000th hotel – at Tru by Hilton Oklahoma City Airport. With more than 425 hotels in various stages of development, Tru by Hilton has achieved the fastest growing pipeline in the history of the hospitality industry, and has captured approximately 2/3 of all net pipeline growth associated with the midscale segment since it launched in 2016.

Hilton’s Celebrates its Largest Annual Global Career Initiative

Hilton today kicked off Careers@Hilton Week, a global celebration of the hospitality industry’s diverse range of career opportunities. From May 15 to May 21, the company’s corporate offices and nearly 5,000 hotels will host hundreds of events aimed at connecting, preparing and employing job seekers.

Hilton Named a Top 50 Company for Diversity by DiversityInc

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today announced it has once again been named a Top-50 Company for Diversity by DiversityInc, climbing 12 places over last year to number 30. Hilton was also recognized on six additional DiversityInc lists, including: Top Companies for Mentoring, Top Companies for Supplier Diversity, Top Companies for People with Disabilities, Top Companies for Employee Resource Groups, Top Companies for Veterans and Top Companies for Global Diversity.

Hilton abre su hotel número 100 en Latinoamérica

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) anunció hoy la apertura de Hilton Rio de Janeiro Copacabana, lo que representa un hito importante al convertirse en la propiedad número 100 de la compañía en Latinoamérica. El Hilton Rio de Janeiro Copacabana, que consta de 545 habitaciones y está ubicado directamente frente a la playa, es uno de los hoteles de mayor tamaño en el famoso barrio de Copacabana, uno de los destinos más visitados de Brasil, y representa la segunda propiedad de Hilton en la ciudad.

Hilton Opens 100th Hotel In Latin America

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today announced the opening of Hilton Rio de Janeiro Copacabana, marking a significant milestone as the company's 100th hotel in Latin America. The 545-room beachfront Hilton Rio de Janeiro Copacabana is one of the largest hotels in the famous Copacabana neighborhood, one of Brazil's most visited destinations, and represents Hilton's second property in the city.

Hilton inaugura centésimo hotel na América Latina

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) anunciou hoje a abertura do Hilton Rio de Janeiro Copacabana, o centésimo hotel da companhia na América Latina. A propriedade de 545 quartos, segunda da Hilton na cidade do Rio de Janeiro, é um dos maiores hotéis da região e está localizada na famosa orla de Copacabana, um dos lugares mais visitados do Brasil.

Hilton Expands U.S. Military Hiring Commitment, Will Hire Additional 20,000 by 2020

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today announced it will hire an additional 20,000 veterans, spouses, dependents and caregivers by 2020. The company has already achieved 10,000 military hires in the United States since 2013, exceeding its initial goal two years ahead of schedule. Hilton’s combined commitment is the largest in the hospitality industry, and one of the largest in the U.S. private sector.

Blackstone Announces Acquisition of the Windsor Atlantica Hotel in Rio de Janeiro

Blackstone today announced that funds managed by its real estate business have agreed to acquire the Windsor Atlantica Hotel on Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. As part of the transaction, Blackstone has signed a management agreement with Hilton for this asset and following a period of transition plans to convert the hotel to the “Hilton Rio de Janeiro Copacabana”.

Blackstone anuncia la adquisición del hotel Windsor Atlántica en Río de Janeiro

Blackstone anunció hoy que los fondos que administra su negocio de bienes raíces han acordado adquirir el hotel Windsor Atlántica en la playa de Copacabana en Río de Janeiro, Brasil. Como parte de la transacción, Blackstone ha firmado un acuerdo de operación con Hilton para esta propiedad y, tras un período de transición, planea convertirlo en el hotel "Hilton Rio de Janeiro Copacabana".

Blackstone compra Windsor Atlântica Hotel, no Rio de Janeiro

A gestora de investimento norte-americana Blackstone anuncia a compra do Windsor Atlântica Hotel, localizado na praia de Copacabana, no Rio de Janeiro, por meio de fundos administrados pela sua operação imobiliária de private equity. Como parte do negócio, a Blackstone fechou um contrato de gestão com o Hilton que, após período de transição, planeja transformar o empreendimento no "Hilton Rio de Janeiro Copacabana".

Hilton Takes Home Top Honors At The 2016 HSMAI Adrian Awards Gala

(NYSE: HLT) Hilton and its portfolio of brands has again been recognized at the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) Adrian Awards with eight brands receiving accolades at the recent Gala in New York City. Additionally, Hilton’s largest ever-marketing campaign ‘Stop Clicking Around’ that emphasized the benefits of booking direct received a Platinum Adrian Award, HSMAI’s highest honor.

Hilton Recognized in the 2017 U.S. News & World Report Best Hotel Rankings

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) has again been recognized by national publisher U.S. News & World Report, in its annual Best Hotel Rankings. Thirty-three hotels within the Hilton portfolio of 14 world-class brands have been honored, with Waldorf Astoria Chicago, Waldorf Astoria Orlando and Boulders Resort & Spa all receiving a prestigious Gold Badge.